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Sony NEXEA50UH Camcorder

16.7MP 1.7kg CMOS Oct 2012
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The NEX-EA50EH is a professional NXCAM Camcorder with a large format Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor and interchangeable E-mount lens system providing exceptional creative freedom when shooting both... More
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Sony NEX-EA50
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony has good average reviews for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50 which do not have an interchangeable lens, the NEX-EA50 has an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider including the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price].

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The NEX-EA50 has a fairly large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 3.5".

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The NEX-EA50 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50 also have an image stabiliser.

Other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony NEX-EA50 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the NEX-EA50.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price].

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony NEX-EA50 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. This camcorder also support Memory Stick (MS) and MS PRO and SD memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar type and age to the NEX-EA50.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The NEX-EA50 has a fairly high battery capacity (4,400 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the NEX-EA50. The battery capacities of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 700mAh to 5,800mAh.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 has a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of camcorders of this type and age range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,600 pixels, the NEX-EA50 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-EA50.

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1080i Video Mode

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50 the worst video mode is 480p and the best is 1080p.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the NEX-EA50 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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Has Two Cables Included

The Sony NEX-EA50 has a greater number of included cables than most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-EA50. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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400 ISO Sensitivity

The NEX-EA50 has a higher ISO sensitivity than most comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This Sony video camera has a 400 ISO sensitivity, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it have a 64 ISO sensitivity. This camcorder also have 100, 160, 200, 320, 640, 800, 1, 600, 3, 200, 6, 400, 12, 800 and 25 and 600 ISO sensitivities. Across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-EA50 the best ISO sensitivity is 25,600 and the worst is Auto.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Sony NEX-EA50 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-EA50, the NEX-EA50 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The NEX-EA50 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The NEX-EA50 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the NEX-EA50 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.7 kilograms, the NEX-EA50 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-EA50. The average weight of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 650g.

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Very Big

The height of the NEX-EA50 of 203 millimeters is one of the biggest amongst big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-EA50. The smallest camcorder that has been on the market for a comparable time to the NEX-EA50 is 22mm high and the biggest is 240mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-EA50

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Remote Control Type
Package Dimension

Expert Reviews

1 September 2012

The new Sony NEX-EA50 was quite the surprise when Sony unveiled it a couple of weeks ago . Dan Chung of DSLR News Shooter recently got a hands-on demo of the new APS-C powered, ENG-style camera at... Read more…

5 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

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Barcodes 04905524914832, 05013493227682

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